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Quarterman returns home for free camp

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Tim Quarterman had a busy offseason.

First, he was traded from Portland to Houston for cash considerations. Then he appeared in three games with the Rockets' summer league squad.

But nothing was going to stop the Savannah native from returning home to hold his first youth basketball camp.

Quarterman, along with several area coaches and former high school players, are working with hundreds of kids at Johnson High School this week. For the former Atomsmasher star, this week is all about having fun and being a good influence.

"I know how it feels just to be young and have a dream," he says. "All you need is a good support system, and I want to be that person they can look up to."

Plenty of kids were looking up to the former LSU Tiger Monday, literally. Between individual skill drills, Quarterman would be playing one-on-one or two-on-two with the campers.

Besides having a good time, Quarterman wanted to make sure this camp wasn't a hit on anyone's wallet. So he made it free.

"Growing up, I didn't have everything I wanted. So I didn't want money to be a problem or an issue for anyone," Quarterman says. "I just wanted everyone to have the opportunity to come play at camp."

The camp continues this week at Johnson High School.

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